Friendship Games gets underway

Participants line up for the start of the Friendship Games Credit: ITV

More than a hundred youths from across Europe have joined teenagers from North Tyneside for the Friendship Games.

Youths from Germany, Poland, France and Slovenia are taking part in the Olympic-style event at North Shields.

Youths from Poland Credit: ITV

The day, organised by North Tyneside Council, is aimed at improving links between twin cities across Europe.

The Games at The Parks Sports Centre are underway Credit: ITV

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Council to host student Games

Youths from across Europe will join students from North Tyneside for the Friendship Games. The event is being hosted by the local council.